Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Day 95: Random Cabs of Kindness

One of the things that has baffled me about New York City is the fact that there as so many cabs here, but they are never open. Yesterday, I was almost late to my random act because I had to wait for nearly 25 minutes for a cab. It was insane and super stressful. I've also noticed that people are somewhat ruthless when it comes to getting a cab for themselves. There is no courtesy given to women, senior citizens or families when it comes to hailing a cab. My mom raised me to be more of a gentleman than that. So today, for my random act of kindness, whenever the opportunity arises (and it will) to either give up a cab to someone or hail a cab for someone, I will do it. If an opportunity doesn't arise, I will spend some time outside of my hotel helping the doormen hail cabs down, just to ensure that my random act is completed. I only have one more day here in New York, and although it has been fun and a great learning experience, I am ready to see my girls.


  1. survival of the fittest is the mindset of those in New York city. When i was there about 20 years ago you had to keep one foot on the gas and one foot either on the brake or super close to the brake. Things are just downright crazy up there.

  2. i went to NYC in 2005 and 100% agree... impossible to get a cab! I would have loved some chilvalry then... and i'm sure those you helped appreciated it now!!

    keep up the great work you are doing when you are not in IL

  3. What I found in NYC when I was lost was friendly New Yorkers willing to help me. The city gets a bad rap but there's a lot of good people there.